A couple of storm watchers had a very close call with a bolt of lightning and caught it all on video.
Storm watching is a hobby that a lot of people enjoy. There is something unique about watching a summer thunderstorm roll in and unleashing its fury.
People who spend a lot of time outdoors often get a close look at storms and sometimes even the lightning that often accompanies them.
Warning: explicit language, but they do almost get struck by lightning.
This video takes place in Australia and the two guys present during the strike were lucky to not get hit themselves. Lightning is one of nature’s most powerful forces and can reach temperatures that are five times hotter than the surface of the sun!
Hopefully the type of lightning strike shown in this video is as close as anyone reading this article ever gets to the powerful electrical bolts that thunderstorms sometimes unleash. Actually, hopefully no one even gets this close to being struck by lightning. It can happen in an instant and it is better to be safe rather than sorry.
The next time you find yourself near or in a thunderstorm make sure to take the proper safety precautions. No fish or game is worth getting electrocuted for!